Thursday, April 28, 2011

riches from stitches: part three

Projects finished during STITCHES, and new projects started!

Featherweight Cardigan

(see Ravelry for project details)

Knitting a cardigan in laceweight? I really thought I needed my head examined when I embarked on this one, and it was a labor of love. The yarn for this project was purchased at the first Stitches South I attended, and I had knit on this on and off for the past two years, so it was particularly sweet for me to cast off for this project on my first night at Stitches South 2011. I love the yarn (Ellen's Half-Pint Farm) and its great dye job! The pattern was easy and uncomplicated, which gives it two thumbs up in my book. My only complaint is that the sweater slides off my shoulders a bit too much for my liking. Not a problem when I wear it around the house, but I especially notice it if I'm wearing a purse over my shoulder or out and about. So I'll probably think twice about making a second Featherweight, or consider some serious modifications if I do.

(this shot is much more color accurate!)

Monkey Socks by Cookie A

I can't believe I haven't knit these uber-popular socks sooner! Now I see why they are soo popular--the pattern just flies off the needles, and is so well-written! These will finish up really fast, once I devote 100% of my knitting time to them!


  1. I've been admiring that sock pattern for quite some time, too! I just need to add that to my queue! Lovely yarn you are using for your socks!

  2. Thanks! It's my first time using Lorna's Laces, and now I see what all the fuss is about! :)